Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I was invited to a friends ranch in the Flint Hills for the sole purpose of photographing. I had an evening and a morning to work, see, and create. The lone tree which for me, signifies the prairie was the first image I saw, as I walked around looking, composing and photographing I hear, way off in the distance the howling of a pack of coyotes. Oh the prairie serenade. Kept on working 'til about 2 hours after sunset. Then went in to eat After which I was introduced to their calf and horses. It was feeding time. Got up at the crack of early to make it to another part of the ranch before the sun hit the ridge. The light was just beautiful. A herd of cattle to the south of me grazing lazily as they are want to do. I went inside the big old stone barn to explore the light coming through the windows.
A friend and I decided to photograph the Royals Blue on October 27th. We started our blue journey at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, a place, that even though the images look the same, tends to always fascinate me. A spaceship on the prairie in the middle of the city. Next stop was Union Station. An icon of Kansas City while Sito was looking for the Royals image I went off looking for the people. Found a group waiting for the midnight train. Hunger hit, as we headed to the Plaza, just as we were about to pass Gates, Sito made the quick decision and we quickly turned into the parking lot. Ordered our tasty and incredibly filling finely chopped burnt end sandwiches. mmmmmm good. Off to the JC Nichols fountain. Our prime subject. The wind picked up from the NW, I was not well prepared for the cold, but I soldiered on, how could I not. The beautiful blue and the slow shutter made it all worth while. I hope you enjoy my blue and not so blue. May the Royals win #7.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
It's a journey to say the least. I spent a year with Krista documenting her fight. We began in 2011. She was looking for someone to do a portrait of her with her breast bare.